Narrated by a cat-loving little girl, this story is a hysterical romp through a family's pet adoption dilemma. Poor Dad does not like cats, and he voices his opposition to the steady stream of stray cats that always seem to wind up on his doorstep--thanks to a cat-loving Mom who wants to save every stray she finds. In an effort to win Dad over, the little girl hides a tiny stray kitten in her hood and convinces Dad to just give it one small squeeze. Dad manages, with trepidation, to stick out his pinkie and pet the creature. But now that five cats have taken over his favorite chair, he becomes desperate and makes a visit to the pound. Dad returns happily with a big, fat puppy--everyone gets something that they want. With hilarious ink and watercolor illustrations, this picture book demonstrates the resourcefulness, love, and compromises of a pet-loving family.
Thad Krasnesky is a writer and an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He lives in the Hudson River Valley, New York. David Parkins is the illustrator of 80 books and anthologies, including Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, Fly Traps!, No Problem, and Webster J. Duck. He lives in Lansdowne, Ontario.